Watch the new video to BIRD’s second single and tour dates!
“We love BIRD and are very much looking forward to seeing them play the BBC 6 Music Festival’s main stage this year.” Lauren Laverne
“I’m a big fan of BIRD and Adele Emmas’ ethereal, haunting vocals” Tom Robinson
“BIRD are creating music that’s hauntingly beautiful and forcefully captivating.” Guardian
“An atmospheric slice of dark rock, ‘The Rain Song’ is a richly layered and hauntingly beautiful track.” The Line of Best Fit
BIRD is the creation of Adele Emmas, Sian Williams, Alexis Samata and Christian Sandford. Hailing from Liverpool, they create dark, haunting yet enrapturing music which will entice you into their otherworldly universe.
With a dynamic mixture of power and fragility, BIRD combine hypnotic, tribal drum beats, atmospheric guitars and dreamlike synthscapes to create the foundation for Adele’ s beautiful, siren-esque vocals and lyrical poetry.
After releasing two EPs (one of which was produced by composer and ex-The Coral guitarist, Bill Ryder-Jones) and continually touring the UK, BIRD have gained a large loyal following and garnered praise from all corners, including BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 6Music and have even been invited to play sessions for Simon Raymonde (The Cocteau Twins/Bella Union). The Guardian, Metro, NYLON, NME, Q Track of the Day, TLOBF and Channel 4 are just some who have featured the band. They recently played at the BBC6Music Festival, and are currently on tour in Europe supporting Rodriguez playing to sold out venues of 3,000!
Support slots with Wild Beasts, Soley, King Charles, PINS, Poltergeist (Echo and The Bunnymen), Stealing Sheep and Rodriguez have cemented BIRD as a formidable live presence. They were invited in 2013 to play at Festival Number 6, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City.
Retaining the atmosphere and dark heart of their early EPs, and combining this with melodic hooks, stark lyrical imagery and intensely-layered soundscapes – the band utilise instruments such as harp and theremin to add to their unique sound.
‘A War’ is the second single taken from their debut album.
Watch the video to their first single, ‘The Rain Song’ HERE
Their debut album, My Fear and Me will be released on Baltic Records on 26th May 2014.
UK Tour dates
1st May – Anglican Church, Liverpool Sound City
9th May – Basement, York
30th May – Bath Fringe Festival, Bath
2nd June – Joiners, Southampton
3rd June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5th June- Broadcast, Glasgow
6th June – The Compass, Chester
17th June – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
18th June – Railway Inn, Winchester
19th June – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
19th July – Astral Coast Festival, New Brighton, Wirral
1st- 3rd August – Kendal Calling – The Lakes